Tuesday, 9 November 2010

A Year has Gone By

This is only going to be a short post as its quite a difficult day for me, its a year since my dear Mum passed away and I miss her so much that I just wanted to let you see what a beautiful young woman she was when she 19 years old. Shes dressed in her Army uniform and from the stories she told me I gather she was a secretary to a Army Captain and was based in Wells during the war.
And while travelling back from her parents in Essex she met my Dad on the train and it wasnt long after that she got permission from her commanding oficer to get married and guess what I came along a year later. Do you know what Ive just realised I must have got my teeth from her as mine were like that before I lost them, isnt there something you learn every day.
Sleep tight Mum and I am sure you are now happily reunited with Dad, I LOVE you and miss our Sunday morning chats and your advice, I wouldnt wish you back to suffer but I do MISS you.

21 comments:

Mandy said...

H Shirley,
thank you so much for sharing this with us..It must be a really hard day,but my thoughts are with you for a day remembering all the lovely times you had with your Mum..I know what you mean about not wanting them back to suffer but just to see them one more time would be so precious,I miss family members so much just like you....Hope you get through the day,knowing we are all thinking of you....Big Hugs to you...
Mandy xx

Val said...

Hi Shirley
I can totally understand what you are saying. My mum died some years ago now, but each May 6 I remember with such sadness, particularly for my father who is now 91, and hale and hearty still. You see it was their 50th wedding anniversary.

However, there were so many wonderful memories as well, when we had such fun together, and that is really for me - what it is all about now, and I hope that you get through this day, and the future ones with the love and happiness you share.

Big hugs
Valxx

Elaine said...

Morning Shirley,
I'm sat at my desk at work with a trail of mascara running down my face!
I'm so sorry that you hurt today, I can only imagine how you must feel. I know you wouldn't want Mum back to suffer anymore, but that doesn't stop you missing her.
I also know your Mum must've been a wonderful woman - a kind, caring and sweet lady she must have been for she gave us YOU.
Take care Sweet

Love 'n Hugs
Elaine xxx

Rach said...

Big big hugs honey, your mum was a beautiful woman, treasure the memories sweetheart.. i know what it is like i lost my mum 15 years ago and i still miss her.. xxxx

Jules said...

Gosh Shirley

I just cannot believe that a year has passed already.

It feels like only a few short months ago that you shared your sad news with us.

What an attractive woman your Mum was. Strange how we notice things about them further down the line.

My boys are now grown up and I can see bits of my Dad in them (which is lovely). My youngest son in particular has his finger nails .. .. I quite often just look at them and go back to times gone by.

But as you say, we cannot wish people to be here to suffer .. .. we have to love them enough to let them go from our lives .. .. but never from our hearts!

Take care Shirley

Love Jules xx

Crafty Chris said...

Shirley you are the picture of your mum, sad day when you lose your parents, I lost my mum 20 yrs ago and still wish she was here, remember all the good times.
Chris x

Sol said...

Your mum was Beautiful! Reading your words, gave tears in my eyes. So Beautiful words for your mother! Big Hug to you from me! :)

Kim Piggott said...

Thinking of you Shirley xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Beautiful photo of your mum. As you know, I lost my dad 2 years ago and miss him so much so know how you are feeling. My thoughts are with you today.

Big hugs

Lisa x

Lelia Pierce said...

{{{SQUEEZE}}}

Auntie Em said...

My mom has been gone almost 12 years and while I have to warn you, you never stop missing her, eventually the pain is stops. I don't reach out now for the phone to make a call or think, I must ask her that...
But the memories are there so be sure to write them down and scrap them for the next generation. It will be appreciated!
{{{Hugs}}} Thanks for sharing! :o)

Janette said...

Awww Shirley, You made me cry, this is so lovely, I know how hard it is, trust me, I hope your OK, remember the happy times.xxx

Autumn Mist said...

So sorry to hear this. I know exactly how you feel, as I lost my own dear mum five years ago (and she was only 58). Sometimes something happens and I think, 'I must phone mum and tell her' especially if it was something that would have made her laugh, and then it hits you that she's not there any more. But I know my mum is in a much better place now and that's what keeps me going.

Linda w said...

I'm so sorry you are suffering grief today Shirley. I lost my mom 6yrs ago now, and won't have my dad for many more months. It's so hard to lose ones we love so much. The photo of your mom is so beautiful. Hugs lin

sundownerin said...

oh shirley............. tears run down on my face...... knowing this feeling, that hurts so bad and deeply and nerver ending..... i am so sorry for you....
thinking of my loved mom...... feel with you... sitting here look up to the stars ..... thinking of you and send you a warm momy hug in silence...

gina g said...

Thinking of you darling! your mum was gorgeous and i'm sure she is watching over you. luv gina xx

Trina said...

BIG HUGS for you Shirley!

PawwPadd said...

Dear Shirley, Yes, your Mum was a beautiful young woman and from the sound of it she must have left you even more beautiful memories. Hold those memories close to your heart and never let them go. I lost my Mum 5 years ago this past October and yet it still seems like yesterday. You take care, things will look up.
Bethann
www.pawwpadd-caseyspitterpatterchatter.blogspot.com

Ms. Jen said...

Remembering is the best way to honor those we love. Thinking of you today as you remember.

Hugs - Jen

rozzy said...

Bless you Shirley, I totally feel for you. Your mum was beautiful and that is such a wonderful photo offer and a perfect way to keep her memories alive.
Its been just over 30 years since I lost my mum and I keep a photo of her in my Craft room, so she is with me always. i have also just had the scrapbook page returned that was published in the magazine last month of my Dad and myself on my wedding day.. that too is going on the wall. Its our parents that made us who we are today and your made one wonderful lady … it was such a pleasure to meet you in person last week, so I know i can say that from the heart.
Thinking of you my dear
with love and hugs rozzy xx (((hugs)))

Rainmac said...

Oh Shirley, how very sad, your mum was a beauty, thank you for sharing the story of how she met your dad xxx